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  • Most frequently challenged authors of the 21st century

    Please note that the most frequently challenged authors may not appear in the list of most frequently challenged books. For example, if every one of Judy Blume’s books was challenged–but only once–not one of her books would make the...
  • The top ten banned books of the past decade

    The top ten banned books of the past decade
    Sept. 26-Oct. 2 is National Banned Books Week. Here is the list of the top ten banned and challenged books of the past decade: 1 Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling  2 Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  3 The Chocolate War, by Robert...
  • "The Thieves of Manhattan: A Novel" By Adam Langer

    "The Thieves of Manhattan: A Novel" By Adam Langer
    'The Thieves of Manhattan: A Novel' By Adam Langer Spiegel & Grau, 259 pp., $24 By their chunky glasses, facial scruff, skinny jeans, and iPhones you shall know them: New York’s latest crop of aspiring male fiction writers, fresh from the provinces...
  • Great humor in this parody

    With a keen eye for parody and a penchant for belly-busting humor, SeaGlass Theatre is offering "Of Grapes and Nuts" at Burbank's Little Victory Theatre. Authors Doug Armstrong, Keith Cooper and Tom Willmorth are the collective brainpower behind this...
  • Celebrity Scoop: Kristin Bauer van Straten

    It takes a lot to ruffle her normally unflappable TV character, but Kristin Bauer van Straten is quick to note that this has been a tough year for the vampire Pam on HBO's hit series "True Blood." Her maker, Eric, has had his memory wiped by witches, who...
  • Book Group of the North Shore

    Book Group of the North Shore
    Our book club began in 2001 with five original members. We have grown to 14. Most of us have been educators at some point in our lives, teaching everything from preschool to college. Laura Caldwell, author of "Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the...
  • Finding the right word

    Finding the right word
    Some people collect Beanie Babies. Tom Heehler collects words. Heehler found himself in some intimidating company when he enrolled, in his mid-40s, at Harvard University's night school. Looking to complete his bachelor's degree, he received an unexpected...
  • Bridgeport Catholic Academy's book club

    Bridgeport Catholic Academy's book club
    Our book club is composed of about 20 students in seventh and eighth grades (at the academy, in Chicago). The students are always busy with schoolwork and extracurricular activities, but they find time to tackle the club's extra reading. Our club meets...
  • Letters From The Editor: Somewhat let down by a boyhood hero

    This may sound strange coming from a newspaper editor, but I had a hard time learning to read. A teacher sent me to my elementary school's reading specialist, and after some individual instruction, I began reading well above grade level. In fact, I...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Observing Banned Books Week

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Since this week is Banned Books Week, and since one of my colleagues over at Glendale High School is fighting for Truman Capote’s "In Cold Blood" to be approved as a book to teach to advanced 11th grade English students,...
  • Mailbag: Steinbeck's daughter-in-law says 'Travels' is true

    Any educated scholar who has studied that journey knows that Bill Steigerwald simply hasn't enough facts to "debunk" that journey ("Sorry, Charley, Was Steinbeck's 'Travels with Charley' a fraud?" Reason magazine, April 2011"). For some reason the...